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Report: Cost To Raise Today’s Child Tops $245,000

A federal report finds that an American child born last year will cost a middle-income family an average of more than $245,000 until he or she becomes an adult. The Agriculture Department's report found that f

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Seventh-Graders May Need New Round Of Vaccinations

Some students entering the seventh grade this year may need another round of vaccinations. A new Minnesota state rule requires those students to show they've received the vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough, as well as a bacterial meningitis vaccine.

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St. Paul Teen Rescued From Cave After Text Message

St. Paul fire authorities have rescued a teenager from a 300-foot-deep cave along the Mississippi River after hours of searching. Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard says the 19-year-old man fell into a 20-foot cave shaft Sunday.

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Zip Line Reopens After Accident at Mall of America

A new zip line attraction has reopened at the Mall of America after an employee was injured while working on it.

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Suspect Arrested in Minneapolis Shooting

Police have arrested a suspect in a shooting that that happened in south Minneapolis Friday night.

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Firefighters Rescue Man From St. Paul Cave

Firefighters have rescued a 19-year-old man from a 300-foot deep cave along the Mississippi River bluffs in St. Paul.

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Police: Driver Hits, Injures Man In Minneapolis

A driver struck and severely injured a 39-year-old man in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis police say Tarrince Emmanuel Winbush of Brooklyn Center was critically injured early Friday.

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Warm Weather Brings Out Lake Algae

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the recent stretch of warm, calm weather has brought good conditions for blue-green algae in lakes. This year the heavy rains in May and June washed a large amount of nutrients into Minesota lakes and streams.

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United States Capitol Christmas Tree To But Cut This Fall From Northern Minnesota

This year's United States Capitol Christmas tree is selected and will be cut from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota this fall. U.S. Capitol staff and the Washington office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service visited the Chippewa National Forest last month to narrow down the dozens of tree candidates.

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Two Dead in Overnight Violence in Minneapolis

Two people are dead after a stabbing and a shooting in Minneapolis.

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